By Flea - Be A Survivor
People should put some thought into what their EDC is (Everyday Carry) and I am not talking firearms. If a firearm is a part of your EDC then fine, not everyone has the luxury due to varying laws across the nation.
My everyday carry consists of a knife, micro light, keys, cell phone, wallet and hat. My truck is loaded down with a hell of a lot more than that but that is the subject of another post to come soon.
The knife is a Victorinox Swiss Army Rucksackand I swap that with a Benchmade Griptillianonce in awhile to change things up a bit. The Rucksack is great because of the various tools available in it including the bottle opener, saw and blade (among other things). I did reviews of the Rucksack and Griptillian that you can read if interested. Carrying a knife is just habit for me, I was a boy scout and have always had a pocket knife on me in one form or another since I was a youngster. The uses for the knife are obvious so I won't belabor the usefulness of carrying one with you at all times (where allowed by law).
The Micro-Lightis one of the small ones you squeeze that goes right on your key chain. It is ridiculously bright for it's size and is great anytime some light is needed such as in a parking lot at night or the movie theater. Having a light on you at all times can get unpractical unless you go with something small like a microlight.
The key chain carries all of my keys which I keep to an absolute minimum. I have my car key, my wife's car key and the house key...that is it. Nothing is more annoying or LOUD (sometimes you want stealth!!!) than carrying a HUGE key chain with keys on it that you cannot even remember what they are for. If for no other reason you should have your keys with you at all times as a weapon of last resort. Jamming a key in someone's eye will do in a pinch, especially for the ladies who may have an attacker who is physically stronger than they are.
The cell phone (fully charged - don't leave the house unless it is FULLY charged) is for communication purposes. Ladies, once again I am going to single you out, DO NOT LEAVE your house alone without a cell phone! If you breakdown somewhere you will thank me...
My wallet obviously holds my cash, ID and credit card (I have only 1 and you should too!!!). Men should only carry their wallet in the front pocket unless the back pocket buttons. You are less prone to a pick pocket if he can't see the ridiculous outline of a wallet on your ass (because he won't know where to go for) and secondly because you will most likely feel someone reaching into the front of your pants! Well, let's hope :)
I always bring a hat with me everywhere even if I don't always where it. It is great for helping with sweat, protecting your head from the elements, keeping the sun out of your eyes, etc. The old saying goes if your feet are cold put a hat on and it is 100% true, you lose a tremendous amount of body heat through your head.
...that is all.
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